Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A harmless Australian snake which lives close to water, where it feeds exclusively on frogs and the cane toad, whose venom it is immune to.
- ‘We recommend that the red-necked keelback be considered a dangerous animal and the public be discouraged from keeping it as a pet.’
- ‘A few Southeast Asian keelbacks species, such as the red-necked keelback were documented to have caused significant envenomations.’
- ‘Female keelbacks return to the place where they hatched from an egg, to lay their own eggs when the time comes.’
- ‘The keelbacks living in fields are gentle little snakes.’
- ‘The narrow bands of speckled scales which adorn the body and tail are also a typical keelback pattern.’
So named because each scale on the back has a keel.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.